I have been taking kids on piano for over 10 years. I have also organized talent hunt show for kids in Africa. Back in Africa.i got an award tagged. "Laureate in Child Talent Development by the African Child Foundation. Over time, my students develop a unique self confidence in themselves.
The excitement of seeing someone who never played piano now playing. The progress you see while learning shows the lesson you are taking have impacted on you
Learning piano has been great with beeyolah!
The process differs from student to student. We dont use same approach for all students. The younger ones who are just introduced into music or learning piano are introduced into songs playing while we try to give them the right approach to right fingering, finger flexibility and right posture on the piano. The older ones are introduced to basic chords, accidentals, arpeggios. These are immediately applied even though it may be slow, but progress is guaranteed if this pattern is followed. We also switch between learning to read music and understanding the flow of the music you are playing to enjoy it
I trained under great pianist seun owoaje who is a composer, a jazz and classical pianist. I attended piano, voice and music classes at muson centre under the tutelage of great teachers there. I took few classes from babatunde Sosan who is also a great classical pianist. Asides music, I studied mathematics/statistics.
Well, music has always been a passion. Therefore, making a difference with what I have learnt in music pushed me to teaching.
I have worked with young children and mature adults.
A Christmas performance by one of students in his church
Music is a journey that needs to be enjoyed. Every stage should be celebrated. We try to make a big deal out of everything you learn. Apply whatever you learn. Dont wait till you play the difficult pieces before you start enjoying your learning.